This is a defective vehicle
Transmission replaced at 65,000 miles. At 80,000 miles, torque converter failed, ripping front seal causing car to smoke and leak transmission fluid. Steering column replaced, freeze plugs replaced, ball joints replaced at 80,000 with premature wear (no surprise there) ; evaporator replaced, condenser replaced, tie rods replaced, power windows repaired 2x, speed sensor replaced, and much more.
Waiting for the engine to go and that will be the icing on the cake. Over $13,000 in repairs since we bought the vehicle. Thank goodness for extended warranty.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th May, 2004